Ruslan Ermilov wrote: > FWIW, modern -CURRENT's should be able to downgrade to -STABLE > without problems. If it's broken, please let me know, and I'll > fix it. I mean "if it WILL be broken", as tonight's -CURRENT > has successfully built -STABLE. Didn't test the `installworld' > part, but I don't believe there are any problems with it.
Config file changes are still a problem: they won't be reflected back, due to version changes (if any). There were a number of problems with /etc/pam.conf compatability and OpenSSH v1 vs. v2 and already generated certs needing to be regenerated as a result, last time I went back to 4.x from a 5.x. The MAKEDEV problem is more pronounced moving from -current, since -current has devfs. My recommendation would be *against* using "makeinstallworld", since with a CDROM approach, the devfs isn't mounted on /dev, so the devices get made correctly (devfs would also throw a wrench into the NFS mounted CDROM approach I talked about before; sorry). As I said before about boot blocks: all bets are off: I have no idea whether or not they are capable of booting older versions of the code correctly any more; there have been some recent problems because of some changes, and because of a bzero that Alfred was rumored to have lost from Jon Mini and James Harris' contributions toward an updated FORTH-based "nextboot"... ;^). -- Terry To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message